International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences

Summary

The International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO) promotes ongoing research into the history of the earth sciences, particularly the history of geology. It has 20 Honorary Senior Members and 301 members (2018)[1] worldwide.

International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences
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AbbreviationINHIGEO
Formation1967
TypeINGO
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
Members, Associate Members
Official language
English
Main organ
Board of Management
Parent organization
IUGS
Websitehttp://www.inhigeo.com

HistoryEdit

INHIGEO has been established by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and is also affiliated with the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS). The suggestion for the establishment of INHIGEO in 1967 was chiefly due to the ideas and efforts of the distinguished Russian geologist Vladimir Tikhomirov (1915–1994) from the Geological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Board of ManagementEdit

President:

  1. 1967 —   Soviet Union — Vladimir Tikhomirov[2]
  2. 1976 —   NetherlandsReijer Hooykaas
  3. 1984 —   UK — Gordon Y. Craig[3]
  4. 1989 —   GDR — Martin Guntau
  5. 1992 —   Australia — David Branagan
  6. 1996 —   UKHugh Torrens
  7. 2000 —   Portugal — Manuel Serrano Pinto
  8. 2004 —   FrancePhilippe Taquet[4]
  9. 2008 —   Brasil — Silvia Fernanda de Mendonça Figueirôa[5]
  10. 2012 —   USA — Kenneth Taylor
  11. 2016 —   Australia — Barry Cooper
  12. 2020 —   Italy — Ezio Vaccari.

Secretary-General:

  1. 1969 —   Poland — Kazimierz Maślankiewicz
  2. 1976 —   GDR — Martin Guntau
  3. 1984 —   HungaryEndre Dudich
  4. 1989 —   USAUrsula Marvin[6][7]
  5. 1996 —   Australia — David Oldroyd[8]
  6. 2004 —   USA — Kennand Bork
  7. 2008 —   Australia — Barry Cooper
  8. 2016 —   Austria — Marianne Klemun
  9. 2020 —   Germany — Martina Kölbl-Ebert.

ObjectiveEdit

The primary objective of the Commission on the History of Geological Sciences involves promoting studies in the history of geological disciplines. In so doing, the Commission endeavours to stimulate and coordinate the activities of regional, national, and international organizations having shared purposes. The Commission also works to foster the publication of individual and collective works that illuminate the history of the geological sciences.

INHIGEO achieves its objective by sponsoring a major annual symposium with associated field activities. It also promotes publication of individual and collective works on the history of geology and issues a substantial "Annual Record" that details historical research into earth sciences worldwide, publicises other pertinent historical activities and provides scholarly reviews of recent literature on the subject.

StrategiesEdit

  • Meet with regularity, usually once a year, including years of the International Geological Congress, to conduct a major symposium on the history of geology. This typically

includes a multi-day field component, with the production by the Commission of printed guidebooks.

  • Produce an annual Newsletter that incorporates information from the officers, national reports, book reviews, conference reports, and a variety of news items and illustrations that

promote sharing of professional insights.

  • Make an effort to record the history of the International Geological Congress meetings and relevant IUGS activities.
  • Work with various publishing houses and journals, including Episodes,[9] to promote publication of symposia proceedings and a variety of contributions to the discipline.

MeetingsEdit

INHIGEO Symposiums:

  1. 1967 —   Soviet UnionYerevan
  2. 1968 —   CzechoslovakiaPrague (with 23th IGC)
  3. 1970 —   GDRFreiberg
  4. 1972 —   CanadaMontreal (with 24th IGC)
  5. 1974 —   SpainMadrid
  6. 1975 —   UKLondon
  7. 1976 —   AustraliaSydney (with 25th IGC)
  8. 1978 —   FRGMünster, Bonn
  9. 1980 —   FranceParis (with 26th IGC)
  10. 1982 —   HungaryBudapest
  11. 1984 —   Soviet UnionMoscow (with 27th IGC)
  12. 1985 —   UKEdinburgh
  13. 1987 —   ItalyPisa, Padova
  14. 1989 —   USAWashington, D.C. (with 28th IGC)
  15. 1990 —   ChinaBeijing
  16. 1991 —   GermanyDresden
  17. 1992 —   JapanKyoto (with 29th IGC)
  18. 1993 —   BrasilSan Paolo
  19. 1994 —   AustraliaSydney
  20. 1995 —   ItalyNaples
  21. 1996 —   ChinaBeijing (with 30th IGC)
  22. 1997 —   BelgiumLiège
  23. 1998 —    SwitzerlandNeuchatel
  24. 1999 —   GermanyFreiberg
  25. 2000 —   BrasilRio de Janeiro (with 31th IGC)
  26. 2001 —   PortugalLisbon
  27. 2002 —   FranceParis
  28. 2003 —   IrelandDublin
  29. 2004 —   ItalyFlorence (with 32th IGC)
  30. 2005 —   Czech RepublicPrague
  31. 2006 —   LithuaniaVilnius
  32. 2007 —   GermanyEichstätt
  33. 2008 —   NorwayOslo (with 33th IGC)
  34. 2009 —   CanadaCalgary
  35. 2010 —   SpainMadrid
  36. 2011 —   JapanToyohashi
  37. 2012 —   AustraliaBrisbane (with 34th IGC)
  38. 2013 —   UKManchester
  39. 2014 —   USAAsilomar
  40. 2015 —   ChinaBeijing
  41. 2016 —   SARCape Town (with 35th IGC)
  42. 2017 —   ArmeniaYerevan
  43. 2018 —   MexicoMexico City
  44. 2019 —   ItalyVarese, Como
  45. 2021 —   India — planned in New Delhi (with 36th IGC), canceled due to COVID-19[10]
  46. 2021 —   PolandKrakow
  47. 2022 —   France — Planned in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
  48. 2023 – Location to be decided
  49. 2024 –   South Korea, Busan (with 37th IGC), or planned in Japan.

Affiliated AssociationsEdit

List of the INHIGEO affiliated associations (2018)

  • International — History of Earth Sciences Society (HESS)
  • Argentina — Comisión Argentina de Historia de la Geología
  • Australia — Earth Sciences History Group, Geological Society of Australia (ESHG)
  • Austria — Austrian Working Group History of Earth Sciences (AWGHES)
  • China — Committee on the History of Geology, Geological Society of China
  • France — Comité Français d’histoire de la Géologie (COFRHIGEO)
  • Italy — History of Geoscience Section Geological Society of Italy
  • Japan — Japanese Association for the History of Geosciences (JAHIGEO)
  • Poland — Section on the History of Geological Sciences Polish Geological Society
  • Poland — Polish Geological Institute
  • Serbia — History of Geology Division
  • Serbian — Srpsko geološko društvo (SGD)
  • UK — History of Geology Group (HOGG) Geological Society of London
  • Venezuela — Sociedad Venezolana de Historia de las Geociencias.

PublicationsEdit

  • Celebrating 50 Years of INHIGEO / Editors W. Mayer, R. M. Clary, L. F. Azuela, N. S. Mots, S. Wolkowicz. London: GSL, 2017. 456 p. (GSL Special Publication; 442).
  • Program and guidebook. INHIGEO, 2017. Armenia.
  • Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza. 2021. Vol. 56. Fasc. 1/2. (The History of Geological Sciences as a disciplinary crossing point: the Proceedings of the INHIGEO 2019 Symposium)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ INHIGEO Circular 2018, N. 4: December 2018. p. 6.
  2. ^ INHIGEO, members in 1967.
  3. ^ Remembering Gordon Y. Craig // INHIGEO Annual Record 2014. N 47. 2015. P. 42-43.
  4. ^ INHIGEO Newsletter 2007. N 40. 2008. P. 3-4.
  5. ^ INHIGEO Newsletter 2007. N 40. 2008. P. 31-34.
  6. ^ INHIGEO Newsletter N 23. 1991.
  7. ^ INHIGEO Newsletter N 25. 1993.
  8. ^ Bork K. B. , Cooper B. J. INHIGEO in recent times. Geological Society, London, Special Publications. N 442. 2016. P. 29-39.
  9. ^ Episodes - Journal of International Geosciences.
  10. ^ 36th IGC

External linksEdit

  • inhigeo.com — Official website
  • INHIGEO Symposiums official sites: 2019, 2017, 2015, 2014.
  • University of New Hampshire.edu: "History of Geology on the International Scene"
  • 'Episodes' — Journal of International Union of Geological Sciences.